Can I File a Lawsuit for a Poor Lighting Accident in Texas?

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Injuries as a result of poor lighting can be serious. If you were injured in a public place due to there not being adequate lighting, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our firm today to speak with our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys to discuss your case and your options.

Where do poor lighting accidents happen in Texas?

Typically, if you are a guest of a public place, you assume that the property is safe. However, in some cases, if the lighting is inadequate, it may not be. Even if dim lighting is part of an institution’s ambiance, the owner or manager must still make reasonable agreements to make sure that the premises are safe. The most typical places where poor lighting accidents can occur include:

  • Movie theater accidents
  • Retail store falls
  • Public transportation matters
  • Inadequately lit government buildings
  • Other poor lighting cases
  • Grocery stores
  • Cruise ship accidents
  • Poorly lit bars
  • Public restroom injuries
  • Restaurant trips and falls

What types of injuries can be sustained as a result of poor lighting?

Without proper lighting, an increase in the chances of someone getting injured in an accident can happen. For example, you may not be able to see changes in pavement, obstacles, or stairs. Some of the injuries that can result from an accident due to poor lighting include the following:

  • Head or brain injuries
  • Back, neck, or spinal cord injury
  • Facial injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Wrongful death

Can I recover damages for a premises liability accident?

Injury as a result of poor lighting can lead to a valid premises liability claim. If you have been put in this unfortunate situation, you may be entitled to compensation. The kind of compensation and the amount depend heavily on what losses you have faced and what burdens you are now left with. The most basic compensation awards after a premises liability claim include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death benefits
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

How long do I have to file a premises liability claim in Texas?

The state of Texas has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of most personal injury claims to be filed. This means that if you failed to file your poor lighting accident claim within two years from the date of your injury, you will likely lose the opportunity to file your claim at all and receive the compensation you deserve.

Premises liability accidents are time-sensitive. Do not wait to reach out to our qualified Texas personal injury firm today to get started.

Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm

There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.